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Amazing People from Scurry County, Texas.

Amazing People from Scurry County

Fascinating stories about people from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna Pyron and Ira Texas who lived or are living extraordinary lives. Some are famous, some infamous and some just plain amazing. Tap the photo to read their surprising stories.

Kevin AlejandroKevin Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro was born April 7, 1976. From age eight he was raised in Snyder Texas. He is an actor best known for his roles in Southland, True Blood and Lucifer.. . .  more about Alejandro

 
Tanner Beard photo from IMDbTanner Beard

Neal Tanner Beard was born on September 16th 1984 in a Big Spring Hospital just outside his hometown of Snyder. He is a successful  film and television actor and director . . . more

 
Powers Boothe in DeadwoodPowers Boothe
Screen tough guy Powers Boothe was born on June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas. A farmer's son, he played football and appeared in school plays at Snyder High School . . . more about Boothe
 
Sam Cain from Snyder TexasSam Cain

Sam Wayne Cain was born May 3, 1974 in Snyder Texas. He is and actor known for his performances in Living/Dead, Mama's Got a Cowboy and #Captured . . . more Sam Cain

 
Kristi Cline - Model and ActressKristi Cline

Kristi Cline was born on May 4, 1980 in Lubbock, Texas. Cline attended Snyder High School in Snyder, Texas where she was a cheerleader. She is a model and actress . . .  more Kristi Cline

 
Sony CumbieSonny Cumbie

Born Sonny Jack Cumbie August 8, 1981, Cumbie attended Snyder High School in Snyder, Texas, and was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and baseball . . . continued

 
Clint FormbyClint Formby 

Renowned radio broadcaster called the "Old Philosopher" established his first radio station in Snyder.  He would eventually own or control radio station in Floydada, Tulia, Levelland, Andrews, Seminole, Tyler, Seminole, Huntsville, Temple, and Marshall Texas  . . . read more

 
Actress Charlene Holt in El DoradoCharlene Holt

Charlene Holt was born Verna Charlene Stavely in Snyder, Texas April 28, 1928. She was a famous beauty pageant winner, actress and model . . . more Charlene Holt

 
Dick Jones in Buffalo Bill, JrDick Jones

Richard Percy "Dickie" Jones was born February 25, 1927 in Snyder Texas. The son of a newspaper editor, at the age of six Dickie caught the attention of western actor Hoot Gibson . . . more

 
Brad MauleBrad Maule

Brad Maule was born in Rotan, Texas October 11, 1951. He grew up on a farm and attended a small country school in Camp Springs in Scurry County Texas. He is a singer and actor best known for his portrayal of Dr. Tony Jones on the daytime series General Hospital . . . more about Maule

 
Jane Gilmore Rushing

This famed novelist was born and raised in Pyron a West Texas community that is now a ghost town in southeastern Scurry County, Texas . . . continued

 
Barry Tubb

Born in Snyder Texas February 13, 1963 he is a 1981 graduate of Snyder High School. Tubb is a television and film actor, director, writer and rodeo bull rider . . . more Tubb

 
Robert T McDormanRobert T. McDorman

Born in 1976 in Snyder, Texas, Robert T. McDorman graduated with a business degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville Texas. An actor he has appeared in multiple movies . . .more about Mcdorman

 
Ted White aka Ted BayouthTed White aka Ted Bayouth

Ted White was born January 25, 1926. He grew up on a ranch near Snyder Texas. He is a WWII veteran turned stuntman and actor with over 60 years in movies . . . more about Ted White

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